If you can choose to Understand the Language of 1 Animal, which one will it be?

@poohgal (6848)
Singapore
July 27, 2008 12:56pm CST
I love Animals. I love watching Animal Planet and National Geographic. Whenever I watch the animals on TV or in real life, I always wish I can understand what they are saying and why they are doing the things they are doing. No matter how much time scientists devote to the study of animals, we can never understand animals 100% unless if we can understand what they are saying (their Language). Of course, there are many animals I wish I can learn their Language but if I can only choose one, the animal that I would love to understand the most is Dog. Recently, I watched a Japanese movie called 10 promises to my dog. This is a very sentimental movie and I cried a lot. It really makes me want to have a dog. Dog is considered by many as Man's Best Friend. I always wonder if the reverse is true. Do Dogs think we are their Best Friend too? Are we treating them well? Are we sensitive enough to them? So, if you can choose to Understand the Language of 1 Animal, which one will it be? Why?
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
27 Jul 08
Dogs understand human language and so it isn't really much of a problem.. haha =D For me, i think i wanna understand monkey langauge as well as lizards.. haha =D ANd i think u know that lizards make sounds rite?? But it's not thru the mouth, it's from their tail, tapping against the surafce and creating that sound.. lol =D Surprising huh?? That's y i wanna learn their language.. hehe
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
28 Jul 08
Lizard?! Ewe.. If you do understand one day, please ask them not to come to my house.
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• Malaysia
29 Jul 08
that's cute...lizards. I really like to know why they only like to live in houses and what music they are playing. Cheers,
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
29 Jul 08
lol =D lIZards are good, they can eat up the mosquitoes in the house.. haha
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
27 Jul 08
If I could understand the language of any animal it would have to be cats! I love my cats so much. I have one that I taught to say "mama". I know what you're saying! I have witnesses! They are shocked at first because he says it so clearly. He comes right up to me and says mama so he knows that it means me! I was in the bathroom one night and he followed me in and started his cat talk and I asked him to say mama and after a few times he just repeated it and I got so excited he just kept saying it just like a little kid would! So I really wish I could have a conversation and understand what they really are saying to me. I can sort of figure out their winning and squeaking. Luna is the mama cat and Star is the squeaky cat. He just makes his own cat sounds and I have to guess. When you know your pets it becomes second nature. But how truly great it would be to really be able to understand what they have to say!
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Oh, by the way I just read the post about cats not coming when you call and not knowing their names. I've had 5 cats throughout the years and they all knew their names and no matter how independent they were all came when called. They didn't always come right away, but they would get there eventually.lol
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• United States
28 Jul 08
I feel the same as you I love my cats so much They are always doing silly things that just make me roll.Mine havent said words but Ive seen my mother inlaws cat stand in front of the fridge and say milk,I ask her did that cat just say milk and before she answered he said it again she says he aways does it.If I didnt hear him myself I may not have belive her if she had told me.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
28 Jul 08
Wow, both your cats are very intelligent!
27 Jul 08
I would probably say my mums cats!! I would love to know where they go and what they see and do when out and about!!! I mean they just go out and go, do they go tot he same place, have they got a girlfriend, friends, do they hang out in gangs?? If only he would wear his collar I would put a little spycam on it!! he he
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
28 Jul 08
Great Idea! However, I wonder if the cat will feel that you have infringed its privacy.
• India
27 Jul 08
yes you are right we can't understand an animal fully unless we know its language which is not possible in the real life ... if i get a chance i will try to understand the language of dogs too because they are the most fascinating animals that are within our reach everyday our lives ... i have seen dogs understand humans very well but i wish i could understand them too.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
28 Jul 08
Yes. Dogs are such sensitive animals. I wish we can be as sensitive to them.
• India
29 Jul 08
I have never really tried to understand the language of animals, may be its just because i didnt get enough of time to take up that research. I dont really like cats But i like to watch cats and their various behaviors, i have done quite a bit cat following to learn how they react to various situations. May be, when i get time i'll try and learn the language of dogs, coz i feel it will be worth it!
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
30 Jul 08
You don't like cats but you like to watch them? What an interesting reaction towards cats..
• India
30 Jul 08
I used to like them when i was a kid... but now i know cats are mean, thats why i changed my stance.... watching them is some thing i developed when i was a kid so the habit still continues... hope that explains the anomaly!
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
1 Aug 08
Yea. Cats are more violent in nature than dogs. They can be scary at times.
• Philippines
27 Jul 08
I'd choose sheep.They are so mild and meek.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
28 Jul 08
Yea. I always wonder what the Baa Baa means.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
30 Jul 08
@lixiaos77 (1023)
• Shijiazhuang, China
28 Jul 08
I want to know sparrow's language. They can travel for a long range, i reckon that they can know all the things well around. I am not active, but I want to know what happen around. There are always sparrows fly in the. It will be wonderful a sparrow will fly into my room and chat with me.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
28 Jul 08
Yea. I'm sure the sparrow can share with you many travel experiences.
@liuqian (476)
• China
28 Jul 08
First i would like to choose birds.Yes.I saw them fling in the sky everyday and jumping and singing in the trees.I am really wanna to ask them how they are feeling when fling,where do they sleep in every night,and why they are so scared to be with human,why not playing with me as i won't hurt them. And i also like to learn the cat language.I think sometimes i know what they are saying.But i need to know all about them.I like them,these little cute friends.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
28 Jul 08
Yea. Cats are very cute. So are birds. Maybe you can ask Cats why they eat birds?!
28 Jul 08
Hello poohgal, I would choose cats as I have two of them male and female but sometimes I do understand their language, when my female wants feeding she sit and stare at me as if she is telling me she wants her food, there are so many little things that I do understand what they want. Tamarafireheart.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
28 Jul 08
Your cats must be happy to have such an understanding owner.
@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
28 Jul 08
When you say understand the language of one animal, you mean to be able to listen to the barks and know what they mean? And then be able to bark back and talk to the dog? Or do you mean trying to read the minds of what the animal is thinking? Well, If it was the first option, I probably would choose the dog as well. This is one animal that we always get in touch with. As well as other domestic pets. Otherwise, the gorilla would be the animal of choice. Heh heh heh...
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
28 Jul 08
I mean the former - understanding their barking. I wouldn't mind having the power to read the minds.. but I would like to start with fellow humans first.
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
29 Jul 08
Professor X - Mind reader, mentor to mutants and the leader of one of the most read comics in Marvel!
Well, If I can read minds, I would start with people too. A good few minds I have in mind to read. To know and decipher their mechanism of thoughts. So that I can explain and understand why these people behave the way they do! Like the way Professor Xavier does in the X-Men eh?
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
30 Jul 08
That'll be so cool..
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• Malaysia
29 Jul 08
Hie Pooh, this is interesting. I would love to hear the animals talk and could understand them and what a wonderful world it would be by thenIt would be so wonderful if mankind could be able to understand the language of a dog one day. I guess by then they would come up with several dialects as different types of dogs I would really like to understand the language of dolphins as it is now they are so many break through already.They are so friendly and adorable creatures. They would certainly be more resourceful to the mankind in near future. I wish I could just pet their heads one day and swim along with them...lol Cheers and happy posting.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
30 Jul 08
Yea. The size of a dolphin's brain is almost as big as ours. I watched a documentary before and it mentioned that dolphins are highly intelligent and complex animals too. They are in many ways similar to humans. They have complex relationships with one another too.
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• Malaysia
31 Jul 08
Ohh..really....perhaps we could learn some good tips then wonder what they say when they are flirting and sound squeaky sexy I bet
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
1 Aug 08
Haha.. I didn't know dolphins have such a promiscuous lifestyle.
@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
28 Jul 08
I'd love to be able to talk to an owl or big bird of prey. They could tell me what it was like to fly to places I'd like to go to. They could go and check whether my family members were okay.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
28 Jul 08
Do you know that Pigeons were used as messengers before? But I guess it's faster to call or email to check whether your family members are ok.
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@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
29 Jul 08
Hahahaha - very true! I do use my email ... but I wouldn't mind going for a ride on the back of a huge eagle ...
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
30 Jul 08
Wow.. I haven't seen that large an eagle before.
@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
for me, probably it would be dog. coz i really love dogs in fact we got 8 dogs in our house hehehe.. our dogs understand us when we're talking especially when we're saying we'll walk around our compound, they are really happy & jumping when they hear it coz they love to walk with us lol we also understand them like for example they are not feeling well, we buy them medicine so that they will feel good.. i really love dogs, coz dogs are man's best friend ^_^
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
28 Jul 08
8 dogs?! Wow.. I envy you.
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@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
29 Jul 08
yeah 8 dogs hehehe.. but sometimes it's really annoying especially when they bark at the same time lol
@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
5 Aug 08
I also love watching Animal Planet and National Geographic! In fact the other drama kind of shows are usually too angsty and violent for me. I guess I would like to know what terrapins and hedgehogs are saying. maybe also squirrels. these are my favourite animals. they are so intelligent. oh yes and maybe dolphins as well. i watched a dolphin show recently and it was really impressive. I love the way they can just coordinate and are so good at stunts! I'm not that fascinated by dogs and not a dog lover either. but i know people who really love their dogs. recently it was also in the papers that during a recession people would rather starve themselves than starve their dogs.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
5 Aug 08
Yea. Dolphins are very complex animals too. They have complex relationships like human beings too. I think they are as difficult to understand as human beings. I think I am one of those people who rather feed the dogs than myself. But of course, I would feed my family first, then the dog.
@ruby222 (4848)
1 Aug 08
Without a doubt i would like to understand monkey chatter,there chatter is fascinatingand I love to visit the zoo,spend time watching them in their cage and just observe their behaviour,they are so near to being a human it isnt real!!the ways they have ,the ways that they look after their young,and just their overall persona,its marvellous.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
2 Aug 08
Yea. I saw a documentary and they mentioned that monkey's DNA has a 98% resemblance to humans'. We are indeed alike.
@Canteen (595)
• China
1 Aug 08
I'd like to know the language of dogs too. coz i love dogs very much. i wanna be their friends. if i knew their language, i would like to share this ability with other people. it's better for the whole world to know dog languge. so that i could let my dogs do shopping for me. of course i should teach them how to bargain with the shopkeepers at first. lol.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
1 Aug 08
Dogs might be able to bargain better than human beings.
@TheDevil (840)
• India
31 Jul 08
I would like to understand the language of tigers.....don't know why ...but i admire their persona , their grace walk..I just like them
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
1 Aug 08
It's indeed a very majestic and beautiful animal. I watched a documentary a few days ago on tigers. One male tiger attacked a human because the human 'disturbed' its mating with a female tiger. Actually, that man only happened to walk past. Thank goodness the man didn't die.
@subha12 (18463)
• India
29 Jul 08
it would be of the birds. i really like the way they communicate within themselves. i will like to learn that. as we had dog, we seem to understand few of their language.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
30 Jul 08
Birds always chirp sweetly to one another. One bird I dislike is Crows. They are too noisy.
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
I would choose to understand the dogs' language too. I have a dog here named Yoshii and I play with him a lot. I think I'd like to fully communicate with him since he can be there for me when no one is there to talk to. Besides, that would be freakin' cool! Hehe!
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
28 Jul 08
Wow.. Yoshii is such a cool name!
• United States
28 Jul 08
I would choose a bird, just so I could hear them talk about how it feels to fly. I always think how cool it is but I imagine to a bird it is just the normal, everyday routine. Still I would be curious how it would feel.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
28 Jul 08
Yea. I want to ask them why they have such great direction sense too.